Coronavirus has infected more than 5.4 million people across the world and killed nearly 345,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the latest updates on the pandemic from around the world:


Bars, restaurants and cafes are returning to full service as the government takes further steps to ease restrictions.

Establishments can serve customers in interior spaces, and hotels are also reopening together with public swimming pools, wellness centres and saunas.

Sports, cultural and other public events for up to 300 people will be allowed, up from the previous 100.

Restrictions have been only partially lifted for schools. Students up to fifth grade can attend on a voluntary basis under strict conditions starting o Monday. There must be no more than 15 students in a class and they must stay together the whole day.

Remaining primary school pupils and all high school students will not return until the start of the new school year on September 1.


Domestic airline travel has partially resumed as authorities continued to ease a nationwide lockdown despite the caseload rising at more than 6,000 new infections per day.

At New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday, passengers in masks or full protective suits stood in long queues to show identification and boarding passes to security personnel standing behind plastic partitions.

Ticket machines have been shifted outside, where airport workers sanitised baggage and stalls stocked masks, sanitiser and face shields.

Commercial flights returned across India, except for the states of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

India’s Supreme Court has ordered social distancing in airports and in flight, forcing airlines to keep middle seats open.


People will be required to wear masks when using public transport and taxis nationwide, starting on Tuesday, as health authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of coronavirus as people increase their public activities.

The Health Ministry said masks will also be required on all domestic and international flights from Wednesday.

From June, owners of “high-risk” facilities such as bars, clubs, gyms, karaoke rooms and concert halls will be required to use smartphone QR codes to register customers so they can be tracked down more easily when infections occur.

South Korea was reporting 500 new cases per day in early March before it largely stabilised its outbreak with aggressive tracking and testing, but infections have been rising slightly again since early May, with more people going out during warmer weather and eased social distancing guidelines.


The country plans to further loosen restrictions by increasing the maximum size of gatherings from 10 people to 100.

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said the change would take effect from midday on Friday, in part, to allow religious services that day and over the weekend.

New Zealand has reported just one new case of coronavirus over the past week, attributed to a strict early lockdown and ongoing vigilance.


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